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CENTRAL ACTIVITY

New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 1971

Author:
Gladys V. Miller
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Gladys V. Miller has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 7,855
Across
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Anna or Maria : SANTA
6
Finally : ATLAST
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Island near Corsica : ELBA
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Knob : NODE
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Binges : SPREES
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Certain clock : CHIMER
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Cadence : LILT
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Israeli name : EBAN
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French singer and Chinese V.I.P. : PATACHOUENLAI
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Bradley : OMAR
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Dog's name : FIDO
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Metric measure : ARE
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Slovenly woman : HAG
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Oahu neckpiece : LEI
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Moon goddess : DIANA
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French seasons : ETES
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Ancient Briton : CELT
35
Lousiana feature : BAYOU
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British gun : STEN
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Naval officer: Abbr. : CMDR
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Steel city : ESSEN
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Wartime concern : MANPOWER
45
Explosive device : PETARD
49
Lincoln Center tenant : MET
51
Forms a mosaic : TESSELATES
55
McPherson of evangelism : AIMEE
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Bulwark : RAMPART
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Leander's milieu and high priest : HELLESPONTIFF
62
Expend : USE
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Peep shows : RAREES
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Liner of tragedy : TITANIC
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Clear of : RID
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Muse and wall writing : MELPOMENEMENE
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Remedied: Abbr. : CORR
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U.S. President : ADAMS
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Capital of Honan : KAIFENG
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Teasdale : SARA
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Hayward or Stanford : LELAND
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Improvise in jazz : SCAT
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Track concern : ODDS
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Ambrosia's companion : NECTAR
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Blue-green hue : CYAN
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Chorus : REFRAIN
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___ a tune : CARRY
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Shangri-La V.I.P. : LAMA
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Arty district and actress : BOHEMIAFARROW
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Tropical tree : APA
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Upper: Ger. : OBER
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Emote : OVERACT
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Swarmed : TEEMED
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Adjective suffix : IAL
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Winter Olympics site and movie star : CORTINALOUISE
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Commissions : ERRANDS
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Stock-market listings : HIGHS
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Of a 19th-cent. essayist : EMERSONIAN
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Make edging : TAT
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Detective : SLEUTH
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Expresses again : REUTTERS
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Drives and putts : GOLFS
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Highway : ROAD
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Immovable : FAST
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Soviet chain : URALS
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Masculine : MALE
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Site : AREA
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Money boxes : TILLS
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Hindu title : SRI
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English town : ELY
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Words in ode titles : TOA
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Coagulates : GELS
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Malay boat : PROA
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Thieves' nemesis and French cake : ALIBABAAURHUM
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Foolhardy : RASH
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Abuse : REVILE
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Winter hazards : SLEETS
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Away from weather : ALEE
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Like a lawn : GRASSY
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Observes : HEEDS
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Extra tires : SPARES
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Soviet cooperatives : ARTELS
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Educ. group : NEA
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Carnegie or Cal. : TECH
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Mohammed's associates : ASHAB
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Needle: Prefix : ACU
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Certain Ranger : THELONE
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Scorecard data : LINEUPS
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Tree of India : AMLI
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Expanse : SEA
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Conceal, old style : ELOIN
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Bean : LIMA
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Famous Mont : BLANC
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"The Lady Is ___" : ATRAMP
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Egyptian queen and S. A. lake : NEFERTITICACA
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News item : OBIT
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Florida county : DADE
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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___ capsule : SPACE
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Irish script : OGAM
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Adenauer : DERALTE
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Weather-ear abbr. : TEMP
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Nickname of ex-Giant QB : YAT
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Add chips to the pot : SWEETEN
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Scolding : TELLINGOFF
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Martin : DEAN
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Imminent : NEAR
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Soviet city : OSH
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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What asterisks do : REFER
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Postpone : DEFER
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Mine car : TRAM
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Cardinals or Orioles : TEAM
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Early menial : ESNE
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Prolongs, with "out" : SPINS
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Bucolic : RURAL
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Stage remark : ASIDE
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Hero's reward : MEDAL
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Migrate : TREK
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Blue area on map : OCEAN
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Greek org. of W. W. II : ELAS
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Homeric : EPIC
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Living-room piece : SOFA
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Does a math job, in Britain : METRICISES
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U.S. general and tennis ace : MACARTHURASHE
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Ship's plank : SNY
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Cook's guide: Abbr. : REC
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Apply lightly : DABON
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Mild oath : DRAT
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"I ___ you!" : DARE
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Beget : SIRE
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Metroliner, for one : TRAIN
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Hungarian hero : ARPAD
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Old Scottish coins : RYALS
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Flaring stars : NOVAE
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Goes to a restaurant : EATSOUT
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Alaskan port : NOME
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Ness and neighbors : LOCHS
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Seething : ABOIL
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Unite : MERGE
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Pilot's place : HELM
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Leading man, in Italy : EROE
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French political writer : MAURRAS
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"Bird thou never ___" : WERT
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Haul : DRAG
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Math ratio words : ISTO
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Insect study: Abbr. : ENT
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Particle : ATOM
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Family of pianist José : ITURBIS
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Football passes : AERIALS
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Depression agency : NRA
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Old feminine weapon : HATPIN
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English river : SLEA
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Shaped with a machine : LATHED
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Mocks : FLOUTS
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Joinings : SEAMS
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Funeral song : DIRGE
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Signal light : FLARE
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Abridge : SLASH
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Sincere : REAL
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Other : ELSE
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Diving bird : LOON
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Hindu deity : SIVA
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Kind of log : YULE
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S. A. country : ARG
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Irish god : LER
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Turkish title : BEY
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Female ruff : REE

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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